|AlyMar Farm (short for Al & Marilyn) was established July 2002.
We retired and moved from Southern California back "home" to Chico, CA.
We bought an 8 acre farm with a very appropriate address -- Kansas Lane.
Since I grew up in Kansas, this was the perfect place –
wide open spaces, nice and flat!
Five months later we bought our first 3 Nigerian Dwarf goats.
We didn’t know the first thing about goats as we had always been “city folks”.
Even now we are still beginners.
Soon our small herd grew to 17, including 2 registered Nigerian Dwarf bucks
and 5, what we called "oops" goats, which we later learned were a first generation
MiniNubian. They were the first to sell!
Everyone loved their cute airplane ears.
We have only 1 of our original 3 Nigerians and are now concentrating on the
Our kids are dam raised whenever possible; and since we haven't shown our goats
so far, we still try to raise quality goats.
We want keep our herd small enough so we can give personal attention,
lots of love and handling to each goat to keep them
"people friendly" and just great family pets.
|Because of failing health issues, we have sold all our herd,
except for Sugar Plum (Nigerian doe) and our purebred
MiniNuibian, Clairabell. She should have kids in May.